I grew up in Oakland and fell into my addiction at the early age of twelve. Throughout my life I suffered from my addiction and became homeless. A friend told me about CityTeam and how they could help me rebuild my life. I’ve been here almost a year and I am so thankful. Today, I am using my cooking skills for two fun companies. I am a part-time cook at the popular Mae Mae’s Kitchen and also for The Parkway Theater in Oakland. If it wasn’t for CityTeam, I would probably still be homeless on the streets of Oakland. God has given me a second chance and a purpose in life. I truly care about other people and want to be an example that God can change anyone.
-Darnell, CityTeam Oakland Resident